Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton: defended the Government’s record on worker protection. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Increasing numbers of “rogue employers” are behaving like the owners of Clerys department store by setting up shelf companies and leaving workers wit(...)

The liquidator appointed by the High Court on Wednesday is clearing out Xtra-vision’s 83 stores and preparing to hand back the keys to landlords. photograph: dara mac dónaill

Xtra-vision, the movie rental chain that collapsed into insolvency this week with the loss of 580 jobs, has plenty of experience of going bust, having(...)

A closed Xtra-vision store in Artaine Castle, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Weak trading in the run-up to Christmas, when sales collapsed by a quarter compared to December 2014, spurred the decision yesterday by Hilco Capital (...)

Hilco will move HMV to the old Karen Millen outlet. Photo: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

HMV plans to shift its store on Dublin’s Grafton Street from its current location down to the site of the old Karen Millen outlet at number 27. In tur(...)

The Central Bank Commission reportedly prefers the option of a 15 per cent mortgage deposit, rising by one per cent each year over the next five years. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Central Bank is considering a five-year run-in for its new 20 per cent mortgage deposit rule, according to the Sunday Independent. The Central (...)

HMV’s Henry Street store. Music sales at HMV and Xtra-Vision increased by 51 per cent last year, according to new figures

Entertainment retailers HMV and Xtra-Vision, which are both owned by Hilco Capital, posted combined group sales of €95.2 million for 2014, up 15 per c(...)

The company’s income from financial assets was €4100 the period. This compares to a profit of €300,000 in the 12 months ended January 29th, 2012, and earnings before interest, tax and write-offs of €2.1 million for the period.

Home entertainment group Xtra-vision made a loss of €7,485 for the 12 months ended January 27th 2013 according to accounts filed with the Companies Re(...)

The new  HMV store will be located in the old A-Wear premises. Photograph: Alan Betson /Irish Times

Entertainment retailer HMV is to reopen on Dublin’s Grafton Street barely a year after it was forced to close(...)

Karen O’Leary of the National Consumer Agency

The biggest problems the National Consumer Agency (NCA) faces is that it can’t do what most people think it does. The agency, which has been charged w(...)

A butcher’s ‘no horsemeat’ sign after the scandal broke this year. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

JANUARY l The year started with confirmation, of sorts, of something sensible people have known since cars first took to the roads: men reckon they’re(...)